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Campus Housing


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3 College Senior

Campus Housing: There are many options to consider when living on campus at NJIT. Freshmen will dorm in cypress hall their first year, then most move to Laurel hall. They all come with recreation areas, lounges, study rooms, kitchens (except cypress), Laundry rooms. Oak Hall is for seniors and graduates and is very hard to get into.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: I've only been inside them a few times since I commute. I did not want to live in Newark

5 College Senior

Campus Housing: If you're an honors student you're probably going to have one of the best dorms in the entire country, you have your own bathroom, A/C and heating unit, brand new furniture, & the dorms were just built in 2013. The entire honors hall is perfect there are 5 lounges on every floor (2 of which have 65" TVs, whiteboards, and a microwave in them on every floor) and then the second floor has 50+ computers for you to use, free printing, and multiple other TVs on the floor for you to use as well as a pool and ping pong table. Also there's a connivence store in the building as well as a gym and a pizza place. Honors is by far the best housing option on campus, the other options are somewhat mediocre besides Oak which is apartment style.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Although I don't house myself, I have heard from my classmates that housing is average

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: NJIT is majorly a commuting college so if you do not dorm you will be missing out a huge part of the social atmosphere.


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The dormitories at NJIT are very different from one another. While freshmen, for the most part, can only stay in two of the five dorms, upperclassmen can stay in all five, leaving them with many choices.

Redwood is one of the freshman dorms, where students live in double or triple rooms and have communal bathrooms. It is located near most of the academic buildings, so it is easy to get to class if a student is running late. It is a very social dorm—students tend to become friends and attend events or study together. Cypress is the other freshman dorm. Here, students live in suites that are divided into two double rooms. They have suite bathrooms, and are expected to keep their bathrooms clean. Cypress, like Redwood, is located near most academic buildings. It isn't as social, but suitemates have a habit of becoming good friends. In terms of upperclassman options, Laurel is known as "the best dorm for upperclassmen," as it has suite housing and is reasonably close to the main academic buildings; plus, it has a game lounge and up-to-date rooms. Slightly older than Laurel, Oak Hall, an on-campus apartment complex, is also close to the main academic buildings, but the students tend to be less social here. The other school-owned apartment complex is University Centre, which provides students with fully furnished apartments across the street from campus. 

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Campus Housing Capacity
Average Housing Costs
Types of Housing Offered
Coed dorms
Undergrads Living On Campus
Freshmen Living On Campus
Number of Dormitories
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
Best Freshman Dorms
Redwood Hall
Best Upperclassman Dorms
  • Laurel Hall
  • University Centre
Worst Freshman Dorms
Cypress Hall
Worst Upperclassman Dorms
Redwood Hall
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Closet
  • Desk
  • Dresser
  • Lamp
  • Mirror
  • Radiator/thermostat for personal comfort
Also Available
All students are expected to keep their dorms substance free, and if someone who is younger than 21 is found to be near alcohol (not in possession of, but near), then that underage student can be subject to penalties. "Near" can include a roommate keeping beer under his or her bed or even an underager talking to an upperclassman who is drinking. However, this student can only be punished if this situation is in one of the dorms.
Available for Rent
Student can rent mini-refrigerators from the school.
Did You Know?
Freshmen are, for the most part, only allowed to reside in Redwood or Cypress residential halls.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Cypress Hall
Floors: 8
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Suite, private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles, suites (doubles, triples)
Special Features: Cypress has kitchenettes and floor study lounges.
Laurel Hall
Floors: 7
Number of Occupants: 500-749
Bathrooms: Suite, private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles, suites (singles, doubles)
Special Features: Laundry facilities, TV lounge, game room, mail facilities
Redwood Hall
Floors: 6
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Doubles, triples

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

Oak Hall
Floors: 8
Number of Units: 50-99
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Studios (doubles), two-bedroom apartments (singles, doubles, triples)
Barbecue patio, performance stage, vending machines, mail room
University Centre
Floors: 5
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Two- and three-bedroom apartments (singles, doubles)
Special Features: Other amenities include a clubhouse, a fitness center, a business center, a theatre room, and a game room.
Cable and Internet are included.

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